Mrigacakra, aka: Mṛgacakra, Mriga-cakra; 1 Definition(s)

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Mrigacakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Mṛgacakra can be transliterated into English as Mrgacakra or Mrigacakra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Mrigachakra.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Mṛgacakra (मृगचक्र) refers to the “circle of deer” and is the name of the fourteenth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 91th chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., mṛga-cakra), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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